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Social Services

Through the Human Services Grant and other general funding the City is providing support to community human services programs serving low and moderate‐income City of Denton residents. The grants utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Revenue Funds awarded to local nonprofit agencies. By leveraging funding local, state, and federal, grants we have the target goal to ensure at least 3,500 individuals and/or households are served through City-supported programs. 

For a map of DCTA public transportation routes and transit stops in conjunction with the location of nonprofit organizations offering assistance to Denton residents for a variety of resources including health care, mental health care, food and meals, child care, housing and homelessness assistance, senior assistance, disability services, etc., please visit this page.

The City provides funding for the provision of the following services for the 2018‐19 fiscal year: (Print this list)

Child Care Services

  • Denton Christian Preschool (940) 383-3332 ‐ $26,000 to provide quality early childhood education for at-risk children in the community.
  • Denton City County Day School (940) 382-6485 ‐ $40,250 to provide quality early childhood education to low-income children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years.
  • Fred Moore Day Nursery, Inc. (940) 387-8214 ‐ $40,000 to provide nurturing and developmentally appropriate early learning environment for low-income families between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old.
  • Summer Kids Camp ‐ $25,000 – for free summer camp program to income eligible kids in need of quality care in the summer.
Elderly Services
  • RSVP Serving Denton County (940) 383-1508 (Volunteers) ‐ $5,000 for coordination of volunteer activities for senior citizens in Denton who provide volunteer services to local nonprofits.
  • Special Programs for Aging Needs (SPAN), Inc. (940) 382-2224 ‐ $25,000 for home delivered and congregate meals for senior adults in Denton.

Family Resources
Health Care Services
  • Denton Community Health Clinic (940) 600-7527 (Behavioral Health & Diabetic Eye Exams) ‐ $32,000 for health care and case management for patients with complex needs in coordination of care and specialized eye exams for persons with diabetes.
  • Health Services of North Texas (940) 381-1501 ‐ $45,000 for indigent primary care providing immunizations, treatment for acute & chronic physical and behavioral health conditions, well visits, care management and access to specialty care.
  • PediPlace (972) 436-7962 - $5,000 for children to have access to healthcare services.

Mental Health and Disabilities
Other Types of Public Services
  • RSVP Serving Denton County RSVP (940) 383-1508 (VISTA) ‐ $13,000 for providing paid full-time volunteer support to organizations that help eradicate poverty.

Emergency Assistance for Homeless or At Risk 
  • Monsignor King Homeless Center (940) 391-1919 ‐ $32,000 for the provision of emergency shelter during inclement weather for people experience homelessness.
  • The Salvation Army Denton Corps (940) 566-3800 ‐ $23,250 for assistance with food provided at the K.A.R.E. Kitchen daily meals and Food Pantry for clients experiencing homelessness and low-income households.
  • Giving HOPE, Inc. (940) 483-0569 (Transitional Housing) $32,500 for homeless prevention financial rental assistance to families at-risk of homelessness.
  • Interfaith Ministries (940) 566-5927 ‐ $7,000 for short term rental assistance to prevent eviction and prevent homelessness.; $100,000 for assisting families in crisis with one-time utility assistance.
  • Our Daily Bread (940) 566-1308 - $15,000 for a program coordinator to assist in providing services, and referrals for other services to people experiencing or at-riskof homelessness.
  • United Way of Denton County (940) 566-5851 - $107,748 for director of homelessness initiatives, coordinator of homelessness initiatives, and a housing navigator in support of the Denton County Homeless Leadership Team system wide plan to help ensure homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring.